Conventional Software Management: The waterfall model, conventional software Management performance.

Evolution of Software Economics: Software Economics, pragmatic software cost estimation.

Improving Software Economics: Reducing Software product size, improving software processes, improving team effectiveness, improving automation, Achieving required quality, peer inspections.


The old way and the new: The principles of conventional software Engineering, principles of modern software management, transitioning to an iterative process.

Life cycle phases: Engineering and production stages, inception, Elaboration, construction,   transition   phases. Artifacts of the process: The artifact sets, Management artifacts, Engineering artifacts, programmatic artifacts.

Model based software architectures: A Management perspective and technical perspective.


Work Flows of the process: Software process workflows, Iteration workflows. Checkpoints of the process: Major mile stones, Minor Milestones, Periodic status assessments.

Iterative Process Planning: Work breakdown structures, planning guidelines, cost and schedule estimating, Iteration planning process, Pragmatic planning.


Project Organizations and Responsibilities: Line-of-Business Organizations, Project Organizations, evolution of Organizations.

Process Automation: Automation Building blocks, The Project Environment.


Project Control and Process instrumentation: The seven core Metrics, Management indicators, quality indicators, life cycle expectations, pragmatic Software Metrics, Metrics automation.

Tailoring the Process: Process discriminants.


Future Software Project Management: Modern Project Profiles, Next generation Software economics, modern process transitions.

Case Study:

At least 8 case studies should be presented on various topics covering the entire syllabus.


B1: Software Project Management by Walker Royce: Pearson Education, 2005.

(Unit I: Chapter 1,2,3,  Unit II: Chapter 4,5,6,7, Unit III: Chapter 8,9,10  Unit IV: Chapter 11,12,  Unit V: Chapter 13,14, Unit VI: Chapter  15,16,17) 

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